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Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop

Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop

Bacterial eye infections
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Medicine Overview of Leeflox Eye Drop

Uses of Leeflox Eye Drop

Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).

Leeflox Eye Drop side effects

Common

Side Effects of Leeflox are Headache, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Taste change, Decreased vision, Eye irritation, Eye discomfort, Eye pain, Eye infection, Throat irritation.

How to use Leeflox Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Leeflox Eye Drop works

Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause eye infections by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing.
In Depth Information on Leeflox Eye Drop

Expert advice for Leeflox Eye Drop

  • You have been prescribed Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the medication.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the medication.
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Leeflox Eye Drop related warnings

Special precautions for Leeflox Eye Drop
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Leeflox Eye Drop?

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If you miss a dose of Leeflox 0.5 % Eye Drop, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Leeflox Eye Drop

Frequently asked questions about Levofloxacin
Q. What is Leeflox?
Leeflox is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. It can be used to treat infections of the sinuses, lungs, urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder, prostate gland and skin and soft tissue.
Q. Can I take Leeflox with prednisone?
Leeflox and prednisone when taken together may increase the risk of tendon rupture (a tendon is a cord that joins your muscle to your bones). If you experience pain and inflammation in your tendons or ligaments, which could lead to rupture, stop taking Leeflox immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Leeflox a narcotic substance?
No, Leeflox is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Leeflox with loratadine?
Leeflox can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Leeflox with esomeprazole?
Leeflox can be taken with esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Leeflox affect birth control?
Leeflox can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between them. However, interactions can occur. Talk to a doctor to confirm whether you need to use extra precaution while taking Leeflox with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Leeflox for a tooth infection?
Leeflox is not used to treat tooth infection. If you think you have a tooth infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Leeflox for streptococcal throat infection?
Leeflox is active against streptococcus bacteria and can be used for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. If you think you have a sore throat infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Is Leeflox same as ciprofloxacin?
Leeflox and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Leeflox is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Leeflox 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Leeflox is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Leeflox is active against many bacteria but can cause damage to your tendons. So, it is advisable that you must talk to a doctor for the right choice of antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Leeflox for tonsillitis?
Leeflox is not indicated for the treatment of tonsillitis. If you think you have tonsillitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Leeflox with guaifenesin?
Leeflox can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Leeflox with paracetamol?
Leeflox can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Leeflox contain sulfa?
Leeflox does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Leeflox cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Leeflox does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Leeflox.
Q. Does Leeflox expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Leeflox has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Leeflox treat bacterial vaginosis?
Leeflox is not used to treat bacterial vaginosis. If you think you have bacterial vaginosis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Does Leeflox cause dry mouth?
Leeflox does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Leeflox as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Is Leeflox safe to use?
Leeflox is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Q. Is Leeflox penicillin?
Leeflox is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Leeflox a steroid?
Leeflox is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Leeflox a quinolone?
Yes, Leeflox belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Leeflox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Leeflox with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Tizonec
Leeflox with Pramipexole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pramipexole: Pramipex
Leeflox with Zinc
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zinc: Adrovit Z
Leeflox with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium
Leeflox with Nimesulide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis, Neil, Zenee PR, Sanim, Esulide, Renex, Nimoffin, Selide
Leeflox with Magnesium Hydroxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Leeflox with Olanzapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Olanzapine: Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense, Olatig, Olanz, Madwell, Ozinet, Olnee
Leeflox with Clozapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clozapine: Suclosz, Vizopin, Syclop
Leeflox with Acarbose
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Acarbose: Diadose
Leeflox with Tolbutamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Told

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